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REQUEST A SERVICE - Town of New Milford
Report a power outage, wires down, or tree in wires.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs
Bridges Design and Reconstruction:
Mud Pond Road and Gaylord Road Bridge Presentation here: Powerpoint
Cherniske Road Bridge - under design by Anchor Engineering - estimated construction ~2020
Gaylord Road Bridge - under design by WMC estimated construction ~2019
Merryall Road Bridge - under design by WMC 2018 - estimated construction TBD
Mud Pond Road Bridge - under design by WMC - estimated construction ~2019
Tamarack Road Bridge - under design by Freeman Companies - estimated construction ~2019
Eversource has contracted Lewis Tree to manage vegetation around the power lines in New Milford. They usually spend up to a week in one location before moving to the next assignment.
Drainage - repair and replacement of storm drainage is ongoing
Gravel road drainage and grading - 27 miles on a 6-7 week cycle - weather and equipment permitting
Capital, Highway Road Projects and preventative maintenance plans are being developed for 2019/2020 budget presentation. Our Municipal Road Committee and DPW are working to cost effectively improve our road system.
The Highway Department is comprised of a superintendent, highway foreman, working highway foreman and 31 highway maintenance personnel including a vehicle maintenance supervisor and four vehicle maintenance personnel. The Public Works Department owns 24 dump trucks, five small trucks, two front loaders, two graders, two backhoes, five pick up trucks, a van, an excavator, a 10 and 5 ton roller, a catch-basin cleaner, three sweepers, and various other tractors and small equipment. In addition we maintain more than 15 vehicles and pieces of equipment for other town departments and agencies.
The Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance, drainage and snow plowing for all 181.53 miles of paved roads and 26.71 miles of gravel roads throughout Town. Besides the obvious basics of paving and plowing the Highway department: cleans catch basins, sprays guide rails for weed control, repairs guide rails, sweeps, grades gravel roads, maintains drainage, plants trees, clears downed trees and branches, installs drainage, repairs and conducts preventative maintenance on Town vehicles, installs flags, beaver dam removal, installs and replaces signs, line stripes, patches potholes, fixes and installs curbing, responds to CSR’s [788 this year], rakes, seeds and hays new drainage installations, and mows roadsides, just to name a few daily jobs. In addition to the routine maintenance and snowplowing, the department responds to off hours emergencies. Most of these off hour emergencies are for fallen trees, black ice and vehicle accident clean ups.
For further questions, please contact us at (860)355-6040 or use the additional links.
Phone: (860) 355-6045
Main Office: (860) 355 -6040
Fax: (860) 355-6055
7:00 am-3:30 pm M-F Regular Hours (Oct 1 -April 30)
6:30am -3:00pm M-F Summer Hours (May 1 - Sept 30)
Public Works Foreman: